Tweet from JP's Shamus Moynihan

Hailstorm Batters Jamaica Plain

A brief but intense hailstorm hit the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Reports came in from all over the neighborhood about trees down, driving rain and large chunks of hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 4:45 p.m. Tuesday about this particular storm. A severe weather watch remains in place through 8 p.m.

The storm felled this tree on Prince Street:

Tree down 71 prince st. Jamaica plain @02130News— Judith (@jgo13) August 4, 2015

The weather cliche about "golf ball-sized hail" came true:

Hyde Square Hail @02130News @universalhub @JP_02130— Shamus Moynihan (@ShamusJP) August 4, 2015

And another view of hail, showing its relative size:

Holy hail storm out of nowhere here in #Boston #hail #crazyweather @02130News— Shannon (@shannonlduncan) August 4, 2015

Some residents managed to get video of the hail as it struck, like Julia Becker Collins:

Happening NOW in #JamaicaPlain - HUGE hail, rain, lighting, thunder.